ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Aiden Markram Smashes Fastest ODI Century in World Cup History

Delhi, India – Aiden Markram smashed the fastest century in World Cup history, scoring 106 runs off just 49 balls against Sri Lanka on October 7, 2023. The South African opener surpassed Kevin O’Brien’s previous record of 50 balls, set in 2011.

Markram’s innings was a masterpiece of power and precision, as he tore into the Sri Lankan bowling attack with a flurry of boundaries. He hit 14 fours and three sixes in his knock, and his century helped South Africa post a mammoth total of 428/5.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Aiden Markram Smashes Fastest ODI Century in World Cup History

Markram’s performance was not the only highlight of South Africa’s innings, as Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen also scored centuries. De Kock hit 100 off 84 balls, while van der Dussen scored 108 off 110 balls.

Markram’s century has been hailed as one of the greatest batting performances in World Cup history. Cricket pundits and fans have praised his power, timing, and shot selection.

Markram’s achievement is even more impressive considering that he was playing in his first World Cup match. He has shown that he is one of the most exciting young batsmen in the world, and he will be one of the players to watch in the rest of the tournament.

Fastest Hundreds in ODI World Cup (by balls)

49 โ€“ Aiden Markram vs SL, Delhi, 2023

50 โ€“ Kevin Oโ€™Brien vs ENG, Bengaluru, 2011

51 โ€“ Glenn Maxwell vs SL, Sydney, 2015

52 โ€“ Ab de Villiers vs WI, Sydney 2015

Impact on South Africa’s Campaign

South Africa’s emphatic victory over Sri Lanka in their opening match of the World Cup has sent a strong message to the other teams in the tournament. The team has shown that they are one of the favorites to win the title, and Markram’s century has set the bar high for other batsmen.

Markram’s performance has also boosted the morale of the South African team. The team has been struggling with injuries in recent months, but Markram’s century has shown that they have the batting firepower to compete with the best teams in the world.

Global Acclaim

Markram’s century has received global acclaim from cricket pundits and fans alike. Former players such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli have praised his performance, and he has been trending on social media platforms.

Markram’s century is a testament to his talent and dedication. He has worked hard to improve his batting, and his efforts have paid off. He is now one of the best batsmen in the world, and he is sure to play a key role in South Africa’s World Cup campaign.

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